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This is a fascinating solar system. It has seven earth like planets orbiting very close to their star. Since the star is much dimmer than our Sun, these planets have earth like climate.

"if we could arrange to move all seven of these worlds to our own solar system, they would fit within the orbit of Mercury"

Since these planets are so close to each other, they would appear as round balls in the sky.

"For example, on the third rock from this dim sun, the second rock would look bigger than the moon does to us. Compare that our own situation, where Venus is only a bright speck. The TRAPPIST-1 worlds would also move far more quickly across the sky than you’re used to. In a matter of minutes, they would change their positions relative to background stars."

Interplanetary travel would be much easier.

"Our best spacecraft could take you to Mars in six months. To shuttle between neighboring TRAPPIST-1 planets would be a weekend junket."
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Well, I might be interested in your new privacy/security related podcast, but if it's behind #cloudflare then forget it. The irony is that cloudflare is a type of MiTM attack.
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I think Bakunin was right. Since the French revolution, repeated independent attempts to run a proletarian dictatorship have never really worked out. Proletarian dictatorships quickly turn into garden variety ones.

This leaves open the question of how to defend a revolution against reactionary forces without wielding a centralized state apparatus.
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Changing software doesn't fix social problems.
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IMHO what is great about Ian Murdock is although he passed away 2+ years ago, his institutionalized Debian community can keep going. #twt
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"Serverless" is a fake buzz word, but it's useful as a starting point to talk about genuinely serverless systems.
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Mastodon has made me realize that i want decentralized versions of every social network

I want decentralized youtube, tumblr, soundcloud, all other social networks,

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If I had to give new commies one tip in regards to literature to start with, don't start with the Communist Manifesto. Marx & Engels wrote it for an audience of already committed party members so there are a lot of things they assume of the reader. Also, Capital is a bih to get through, even for the more well read commies. I honestly find that Engels himself is more accessible. Also, Marxists.org is a great site to find free reading materials.

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On Bernie Sanders comments about Corbyn, I think it would be going too far to say that Corbyn stood against the ruling class of the UK. If he did do that he would be openly anti-monarchist.

What Corbyn did stand against was the orthodoxy of the Labour party, which followed the idea of capturing a mythological middle ground and becoming "Red Tories". In the aftermath of 2008 if that middle ground ever really existed it has been heavily eroded by a combination of austerity and the action of technological unemployment on traditional middle class clerical jobs.

One small indicator of the depletion of the middle classes is that whenever I go for job interviews there is never any receptionist. It's always a case of sign yourself in and maybe press a telecom button. If there is a front desk it always looks like it hasn't been occupied for years.
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is client for @Mastodon and it's placed in the store for beta testing 😇

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Mastodon

This page describes the mastodon.social instance - wondering what Mastodon is? Check out joinmastodon.org instead! In essence, Mastodon is a decentralized, open source social network. This is just one part of the network, run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!

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